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Watching YouTube In Japanese

Posted by on July 16, 2009 in Japanese Study Tools | 3 comments

Since the weekend is almost here, there is plenty of time to sit in front of the computer watching YouTube videos. Why not turn this little activity into Japanese learning time as well. Setting up your YouTube page to easily find Japanese videos and even read Japanese is very simple and can easily be changed back at any time.

1. Open up YouTube

2. In the upper left hand corner you should see a language and a region setting.  The left is the region (where you want to see videos from) and the right is the language you want to view the page in.

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3. To view videos from Japan, simply click on the left link (it probably reads “wordwide” or has your specific region) and change it to Japanese. If you want to get a little more Japanese practice, then you can also switch the page language to Japanese as well.

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4. Don’t forget to use Firefox and to turn on Rikaichan to make reading the page easy!


  1. I love watching videos online specially on Youtube. There are lots of music clips, movie clips and instructional videos on Youtube. I love em all.

  2. Geoffrey, I recommend you also check out TED. They have added Japanese subtitles on a lot of videos.

  3. youtube is very addicting, i spend 5 hours a day just watching videos on youtube:*;